American Idol Contestant Cut Because of Criminal Record
American Idol has just begun and already one contestant has been booted for bad behavior.
Kirkland, Wash., native Danielle Hayes received a golden ticket to Hollywood Week after her performance of "I'm the Only One" wowed judges Simon Cowell and Kara DioGuardi in Denver. But producers took back her ticket just a few days before she was set to leave because of her past criminal record, The Seattle Times reports.
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Hayes is currently on probation and producers for the show would have had to get permission for her to leave the state. Hayes was cited for driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana in 2008.
Hayes says producers encouraged her to audition again next year.